A total of 80 percent of military recruits come from families where at least one family member served. Carolina Panthers All-Pro Christian McCaffrey and his dad Ed, a former NFL wideout, teamed up with USAA and the USO of NC to virtually surprise a military family (both dad and daughter are active-duty service members and Panthers fans) for a special Father’s Day celebration in honor of their service.

Both are Panthers fans, and they were surprised by the McCaffrey father-and-son combo on a virtual video chat.

Maj. Luis "Chino" Leiva and a guest.

McCaffrey continues to work with USAA. You have come to the Philippines Edition, for other ESPN editions, click here. Personal Life.

“I always wanted to be like my dad," McCaffrey said. Before he was known as Christian McCaffrey’s dad, Ed McCaffrey was an NFL star in his own right.

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